Pending Free Agent Malik Monk Makes Huge Decision

Malik Monk has been a key part of the Sacramento Kings for the past two seasons as one of the top Sixth Men in the NBA. He averaged career-highs in points per game (15.4) and assists per game (5.1) this past year. 

But as an impeding free agent, the problem for the Kings was that they could only offer him an extension of 175% of his current earnings, which works out to be $17.4 million per year over four years ($78 million). It seemed that Monk would be able to land something more than that on the market and would be testing his worth as a free agent. 

But his attachment to the Kings outweighed his desire to max out his earnings, and Monk has re-upped with Sacramento. 

Monk was the runner-up for Sixth Man of the Year this year, and is really indispensable to what the Kings do on the court.

The team was 10 games over .500 this season, but went just 5-6 without him in the lineup after he suffered an MCL injury in March that ended his campaign prematurely. 

Now, Monk will be back for another four seasons in Sacramento. 

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